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Would your exam candidates like to feature in Focus on Exams?

 We would love to share your exam stories – perhaps of success against the odds or in unusual circumstances – or photos of students, maybe getting ready to enter the exam studio, or proudly displaying their certificates and/or medals.

 To be included, please send your story, and any accompanying pictures, to

 Pictures should be 300 dpi jpg files at a minimum width of 80mm.

 All those included in the photo must read and sign a consent form , which explains why we are asking for your pictures and how we will be using them. Parents’/guardians’ permission must be sought as appropriate.

 Also please note that we will not be able to publish every image or story sent to us.

 Include school name, teacher name and candidate details as you would like them to be listed.


The Royal Academy of Dance bank details have changed. For UK exam payments, please update your records and online banking immediately with the following details:

Bank: HSBC
Account: 90055948
Sort: 401158
Swift Code: HBUKGB4194P
IBAN: GB48HBUK40115890055948

All other details remain unchanged.

If you have any queries regarding the above change please do not hesitate to contact your local office, or Lauren Richards (Financial Controller) on 020 7924 8908.

Timings for Primary in Dance and Grade 1

From January 2017, 5 additional minutes have been added to the timings of Primary in Dance and Grade 1 exams. Have a look at the revised timings.

If you have not included the revised timings in your planning for upcoming exams, they can proceed as organised, but ensure that you include the additional time in future.

Minimum age reminder

From 1 January 2017, candidates must have reached the stated minimum age by a specified date before each exam session.

The actual dates are determined on a country-by-country basis; contact your local office for further details.